GUIDELINES FOR SAFEGUARDING MAINTANENCE HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENT UNDERGOING COVID -19 INFECTION- A REVIEW
John Sarun*, Jisna K. Philip, Soumya R.V. and Dr. Prasobh G.R.
Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID- 19) is a pandemic that has outbroken in whole nation in the year 2019. The rapid spread of this disease has disturbed the whole stability of the lives of the people as it has become the core cause of mortality these days. The disease is found to be a droplet infection and the main cause of spreading from an infected to a non infected person is through droplets arising during coughing sneezing etc. according to WHO the covid-19 is found to be more dangerous for individuals who have commorbidies. One among the high risk population who are very vulnerable to COVID -19 is Hemodialysis (HD) patients Or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients. These patients must be given atmost care as COVID -19 can be life threatening for them. Since hemodialysis patients need to visit hospital frequently (around 3 times a in some condition) which increase their exposure to various infections they require special attention. In this review we are discussing about the safety measures that should be followed by both COVID and non- COVID patients undergoing hemodialysis along with the measures that should be taken by the health care personnel and authorities doing the hemodialysis procedure to reduce the risk and safeguard the health of patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, hemodialysis, End Stage Renal Disease, health care personnel.
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